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User Reviews for Erbitux

Erbitux has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 8 ratings on 50% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 13% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Colorectal Cancer  
4 reviews 24 medications
Head and Neck Cancer  
2 reviews 7 medications
Squamous Cell Carcinoma  
2 reviews 5 medications
Summary of Erbitux reviews 6.9 8 reviews

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TJ Hendel · June 1, 2011

For Colorectal Cancer: “I have Stage 4 colorectal cancer with mets to liver. After 2 years of chemo it wasn't really working any more so they started me on Erbitux. Side effects are mostly cosmetic - severe acne rash/redness on face and milder spotting on chest and back, extremely dry flaky skin. I did have a badly infected foot for a few weeks - eventually found right antibiotic (cephalexin). However CT scan after 8 weeks use showed 20 - 30% reduction in tumors! So for me it is worth the skin hassles.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous · November 23, 2008

For Head and Neck Cancer: “My father-in-law was diagnosed with metastic squamous cell head and neck cancer. Had 6 weeks radiation but cancer had spread. Conventional chemo did nothing. Had large tumors, one breaking through the chest wall. Could not do daily tasks. He started on Erbitux infusions and within four weeks two of the tumors had disappeared and the larger ones had shrunk. Didn't need pain medicines any more. Side effects he experienced: blood infections from the PICC line, electrolyte imbalance, rash on his body. He is happy with drug. He has lived several months longer then anticipated but he must stay on Erbitux or the cancer will come back.”

7 / 10
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Laralou · Taken for 1 to 6 months · June 7, 2012

For Squamous Cell Carcinoma: “This seemed to help a lot in shrinking my tumor in my throat. Not much side effects, in fact felt good. But the doctor said I had the max amount, went off of it and the tumor blocked my throat again in 2 months. Now they say nothing more can be done for me. The pain is horrible, no one should have to go through this terrible cancer. I pray for some kind of help again. ”

9 / 10
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DLC2976 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 28, 2016

For Colorectal Cancer: “I have stage 4 colon cancer with liver mets. After 11 treatments of 5 FU and oxalliplatin stopped due to neuropathy. Some tumors disappeared and others shrunk, but my CEA was not going down. After a "break" for a few weeks one dominant liver tumor started to grow. Began new chemo regimen of 5 FU, leucovorin, irinotecan, and erbitux. My CEA started dropping drastically, my liver tumors shrinking, and the liver inflammation completely gone. I have 4 more treatments maybe more. My biggest complaints are dry, rashy skin and some fatigue. Totally worth the results I'm getting. My CEA is down to 41! Hoping for 0 soon! Beware, double check with your insurance, the erbitux is super pricey!”

9 / 10
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Lisa Beecher · September 19, 2013

For Colorectal Cancer: “Was also diagnosed with stage four colon cancer that had spread to my liver, was on heavy cancer meds for about 10 months and then they switched me to Erbitux which showed definite improvements. Do have the dry scaly face am using Queen Helene cocoa butter but not really pleased with it, skin still dry.”

8 / 10
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twoeyedparrot · Taken for 1 to 6 months · October 6, 2013

For Squamous Cell Carcinoma: “Taking for inoperable squamous cell thyroid. Will find out couple days if worked on tumor. Side effects severe dry flaking skin sores in mouth, facial rash and fatigue. Worst constipation I have ever had in my life....all worth it if it helps shrink tumor!”

7 / 10
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Gil Goldbach · September 27, 2016

For Colorectal Cancer: “Was on eurbitux for 8months and it was working but it was taking a toll on me. Doctor took me off. How long will it take for it to get out of my system ? I have been on chemo for 6 yrs. Now and doctors felt that . My system needed a rest and put me on something new that is not supposed to have any side effects”

6 / 10
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ELM278 · October 16, 2015

For Head and Neck Cancer: “I heard good things about this drug for metastatic head and neck cancer (mine began in my tongue and has moved around my mouth and into my neck - I'm a 30 year female with no risk factors), but had a severe allergic reaction during my first infusion. I felt a hot flash move from my midsection to my head, then everything started swelling, until finally my throat began to close. It was instantaneous. I only had about 10-20 cc's. Luckily, my nurse was prepared and flushed the line immediately and gave me meds to stop the reaction. My doctor has already ordered panitumumab to replace it, ”

1 / 10
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